AN AMMANFORD woman hit her friend over the head with a shoe in a row over an ex-partner.

Katie Owen, of Penybanc Road, admitted hitting Sarah Louise Jones with a platform shoe causing actual bodily harm, during the row.

The court heard the pair had been to Ammanford's Railway pub on May 28 last year, when Owen, 32, struck Miss Jones with a shoe she had been holding - causing bleeding to her head and a scar above her eye.

A victim statement from Miss Jones read to the court said she felt “sick and exhausted” for days after and suffered regular headaches.

Miss Jones visited hospital two weeks later where X-rays revealed the blow may have caused a fractured skull. There has been no medical confirmation of the injury however, the court heard.

She was advised to take painkillers but still suffers from shooting pains and headaches, magistrates were told.

Mitigating, David Williams said: “What we have in terms of injury is a cut to the forehead.

“You will be aware that she did not seek medical attention at the time and did not until a fortnight afterwards. There is no question of the injury requiring any immediate intervention.”

Probation service officer Tim Jenkins said of Owen: “On the day she had drunk so much alcohol that she could not confidently say how much she had drunk.

“There was no intention on her part. She connected her platform shoe to the face of her friend causing bleeding and maybe some sort of slight fracture to the head.

Mr Jenkins said the anniversary of her father’s death had triggered “unresolved bereavement issues”, adding Owen had drunk “far too much” alcohol.

He added: “What this has done is wreck the relationship between her and the victim. It seems while both were drunk she has a vague recollection of there being a row over a previous partner of the victim.”

Owen was ordered to carry out 75 hours unpaid work and pay £200 compensation.

She must also pay £170 in costs and surcharges.

She was also told to apologise to Miss Jones.